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UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 15, 2019, 9:48 p.m.

Football is in the air as Whitworth Pirates open camp

The Whitworth football team took to the practice field on Thursday to open fall camp, bearing a swagger not just from winning a playoff game a year ago, but from …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 14, 2019, 9:14 p.m.

Five questions to answer as fall camp gets underway at Whitworth

Pirates head coach Rod Sandberg surveyed a preliminary depth chart, seemingly prepared to circle every name.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 12, 2019, 10:21 p.m.

Whitworth Pirates champing at bit with new facility on its way

It is summertime in the basement of Graves Gym, and Bryan Olson’s office soundtrack is the drone of dribbling basketballs, one floor above his head.


Locally: Bob Castle named Whitworth’s interim softball coach for upcoming season

Director of athletics Tim Demant moved quickly to fill the position after Cristal Brown, who had been the head coach for eight seasons, resigned last week to become head coach …


UPDATED: Sat., July 27, 2019, 5:32 p.m.

Locally: Former Whitworth runner Andrew Bloom awarded postgraduate scholarship by the NCAA

Andrew Bloom, a Whitworth graduate who was a three-time NCAA Division III All-American and three-time Google Cloud Academic All-American, was awarded a postgraduate scholarship by the NCAA.


UPDATED: Tue., July 23, 2019, 8:04 p.m.

Former players remember ex-Whitworth coach Daryl Squires as even-tempered gentleman

Even in Whitworth’s most gut-check moments, former head football coach Daryl Squires maintained an even-keel disposition.


John Blanchette: Heart-and-soul Spokanite Randy Burkhart truly whistled while he worked

During summers at Priest Lake, Randy Burkhart was known to drag his son Jackson down to the boat before breakfast, motor offshore of Kalispell Island, bring a megaphone to his …


UPDATED: Sat., May 4, 2019, 8:50 p.m.

Whitworth football: Pirates don’t get a spring game, but they have fun by other means

The Pirates – and all other NCAA Division III programs – aren’t allowed to suit up during the spring.


Whitworth’s Damion Jablonski takes less conventional path to first head coaching job

In an alcove of Graves Gym, Damion Jablonski now sits in the head basketball coach’s office at Whitworth, a place vacated last week by Matt Logie.


UPDATED: Tue., April 30, 2019, 8:29 p.m.

Coaching turnover hasn’t fazed successful Whitworth men’s basketball program

In the middle of the 1985-86 season, the Pirates men’s basketball team did something that was remarkable at the time: They beat Central Washington.


UPDATED: Tue., April 30, 2019, 7:58 p.m.

Forfeited games led to rare blemish on Warren Friedrichs’ Whitworth coaching career

The 1985-86 season, Warren Friedrichs’ first as head coach, stands as a blemish for the Whitworth men’s basketball program: 3-28.


UPDATED: Tue., April 30, 2019, 11:05 p.m.

Whitman Blues edge Whitworth 8-7 for NWC baseball title

Kyle Reisman had four hits and the Whitman Blues rallied from a four-run deficit to beat the Whitworth Pirates 8-7 in the championship game of the Northwest Conference baseball tournament …


UPDATED: Sat., April 27, 2019, 11:11 p.m.

Area roundup: Gonzaga takes Dons deep four times in 14-3 victory

Gonzaga banged out 20 hits, including a pair of two-run homers from Troy Johnston and two-run shots by Nick Nyquist and Mason Marenco, on Saturday night as the Bulldogs routed …



UPDATED: Thu., April 25, 2019, 8:20 p.m.

Whitworth hosts NWC Tournament with NCAA berth on the line

Whitworth slugger Tyler Bailey’s earliest contributions came late in his freshman year in 2016, the last time the Pirates hosted the Northwest Conference tournament.


UPDATED: Thu., April 25, 2019, 9:08 p.m.

Basketball coach Matt Logie leaving Whitworth for Point Loma Nazarene

At Point Loma Nazarene, Logie replaces Ryan Looney, the Central Valley High School graduate who became Idaho State’s head coach last week. Logie will be replaced at Whitworth by Damion …


UPDATED: Mon., April 22, 2019, 9:59 p.m.

Adversity didn’t slow Pirates tennis player Marissa Kirk

Riding in a 15-passenger van in Florida, after a loss players felt should have been a win, the Whitworth women’s tennis team stewed in silence. They had lost 6-3 to …


UPDATED: Sat., April 20, 2019, 10:15 p.m.

Area roundup: Hira Naveed, Pepperdine win WCC women’s golf titles at Manito

Pepperdine’s Hira Naveed finished at one under to win by four shots and also help the Waves take the team title in the West Coast Conference Women’s Championship at Manito …


Area roundup: Taylor Poffenroth powers Whitworth baseball to win

Taylor Poffenroth drove in five of his six runs in Whitworth’s nine-run fifth inning Friday as the Pirates routed Linfield 18-5 in a Northwest Conference game at Merkel Field.



UPDATED: Sat., April 13, 2019, 10:30 p.m.

Area baseball: Gonzaga rolls to 19-3 win at Portland

Ryan Sullivan homered and drove in four runs, Ernie Yake also had four RBIs, and Gonzaga routed host Portland 19-3 on Saturday.


UPDATED: Sun., April 7, 2019, 8:18 p.m.

Area roundup: Golden Bears complete sweep, keep Cougars winless in Pac-12 play

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UPDATED: Sat., April 6, 2019, 10:48 p.m.

College baseball: Gonzaga splits West Coast Conference home doubleheader against Pacific

Brett Harris hit a three-run home run – his first career homer – and Gonzaga beat Pacific 9-7 in the first game of a West Coast Conference doubleheader on Saturday …


UPDATED: Fri., April 5, 2019, 6:56 p.m.

‘We’ve all grown together’ Launching a women’s lacrosse team at Whitworth

On a college campus that lacked an organized lacrosse team, Delynnia Woitt set out to get one going.


College baseball notebook: Young Whitworth coach CJ Perry has Pirates atop NWC standings

Don’t mistake CJ Perry’s youthful, clean-shaven face for frailty. The second-year Whitworth coach – a 2008 Gonzaga Prep graduate – has the Pirates rolling.


Area baseball roundup: No. 2 Cardinal pound Cougars, complete 3-game sweep

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UPDATED: Sat., March 30, 2019, 10:40 p.m.

College baseball: Gonzaga pours on offense to beat San Diego

Guthrie Morrison went 4 for 6 with five RBIs, and Gonzaga routed San Diego 15-3 Saturday at Patterson Baseball Complex.


UPDATED: Thu., March 28, 2019, 6:52 p.m.

College baseball notebook: Gonzaga happy to be back home after tough nonconference road schedule

The Bulldogs’ three-game stretch against San Diego (17-8, 3-3) at Patterson Baseball Complex begins Friday.


UPDATED: Sat., March 23, 2019, 11:06 p.m.

College baseball: Pepperdine shuts down Gonzaga

Easton Lucas threw a complete-game, allowing one run on five hits, and Pepperdine defeated Gonzaga 3-1 Saturday in Malibu, California.


UPDATED: Sat., March 16, 2019, 10:33 p.m.

Whitworth baseball sweeps NWC doubleheader with Willamette

Matthew Young (4-2) allowed just a run and five hits in a seven-inning start and the visiting Whitworth Pirates beat the Willamette Bearcats 3-1 to complete a sweep in Northwest …